Adeyemi Wins Kogi West Senatorial District Election, Unseats Melaye

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Smart Adeyemi, has won the Kogi West senatorial district election.

The Returning Officer of the election, Professor Olajide Lawal, announced this on Saturday at the collation center in Kogi State.

According to him, Senator Adeyemi polled 88,373 votes to beat Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 62,133 votes.

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Ambassador Rufus Aiyenigba of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) came third in the poll with 659 votes and was trailed by John Olabode. Adeyemi Taiwo of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (NEPP) garnered 262 and 119 votes.

Adeyemi Wins Kogi West Senatorial District Election, Unseats Melaye 

Adeyemi Wins Kogi West Senatorial District Election, Unseats Melaye

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Smart Adeyemi, has won the Kogi West senatorial district election.

The Returning Officer of the election, Professor Olajide Lawal, announced this on Saturday at the collation center in Kogi State.

According to him, Senator Adeyemi polled 88,373 votes to beat Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 62,133 votes.

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Ambassador Rufus Aiyenigba of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) came third in the poll with 659 votes and was trailed by John Olabode. Adeyemi Taiwo of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (NEPP) garnered 262 and 119 votes.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the APC candidate as the winner of the keenly contested election two weeks after the senatorial district’s people went to the poll.

This result came after the supplementary poll conducted by INEC following the November 16 rerun election, which failed to produce a winner.

It was said to have been marred by violence and other alleged electoral malpractices.

Although the poll results favored Senator Adeyemi, who polled 80,118 votes as against Senator Melaye’s 59,548 votes, the returning officer had said that he was constrained by law to declare a winner.

He explained that the margin of 20,570 votes between the two candidates was lower than the number of canceled elections in 53 polling 20 registration units.

Following the APC candidate’s victory in the rerun poll and upon receiving the certificate of return, Senator Adeyemi will replace Senator Melaye as the lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district in the National Assembly.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the APC candidate as the winner of the keenly contested election two weeks after the senatorial district’s people went to the poll.

This result came after the supplementary poll conducted by INEC following the November 16 rerun election, which failed to produce a winner.

It was said to have been marred by violence and other alleged electoral malpractices.

Although the poll results favored Senator Adeyemi, who polled 80,118 votes as against Senator Melaye’s 59,548 votes, the returning officer had said that he was constrained by law to declare a winner.

He explained that the margin of 20,570 votes between the two candidates was lower than the number of canceled elections in 53 polling 20 registration units.

Following the APC candidate’s victory in the rerun poll and upon receiving the certificate of return, Senator Adeyemi will replace Senator Melaye as the lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district in the National Assembly.

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